Miller Fisher syndrome

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Miller Fisher syndrome

Miller-Fisher syndrome is a rare, acquired nerve disease that is considered to be a variant of Guillain-BarrŽ syndrome. It is characterized by abnormal muscle coordination, paralysis of the eye muscles, and absence of the tendon reflexes. Like Guillain-BarrŽ syndrome, symptoms may be preceded by a viral illness. Additional symptoms include generalized muscle weakness and respiratory failure. The majority of individuals with Miller-Fisher syndrome have a unique antibody that characterizes the disorder. Treatment includes intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) or plasmapheresis (a procedure in which antibodies are removed from the blood) and supportive care.
 

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GBS/CIDP Foundation International

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: Providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families so that GBS or CIDP patients can depend on the Foundation for support, and reliable up-to-date information. Providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants. Expanding the Foundation’s role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Miller Fisher syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

GBS/CIDP Foundation International

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: Providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families so that GBS or CIDP patients can depend on the Foundation for support, and reliable up-to-date information. Providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants. Expanding the Foundation’s role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy.

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Miller Fisher syndrome" returned 68 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Miller-Fisher syndrome complicated by Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Chaoyang Jing, Zhuo Wang, Chaojia Chu, Ming Dong, Weihong Lin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(9):e9824.

 

Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE) and Miller-Fisher syndrome (MFS) might be a pedigree disease. Herein, we report a rare case that fits the diagnoses of both MFS and BBE.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Miller Fisher syndrome with acute angle-closure glaucoma as the first manifestation: A case report.
 

Author(s): Jingzhe Han, Ye Ji, Duanhua Cao, Zhilei Kang, Jianguo Zhu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9201.

 

There were no reports of Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) with acute angle-closure glaucoma as the first manifestation.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Incomplete Miller-Fisher Syndrome with Advanced Stage Burkitt Lymphoma.
 

Author(s): Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Yeter Düzenli Kar, Coþkun Yarar, Suzan Þaylýsoy, Özcan Bör

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2017 May;54(5):413-415.

 

Lymphoma-associated incomplete Miller-Fisher syndrome is very rare.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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International Guillain-Barré Syndrome Outcome Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Guillain-Barré Syndrome; Miller Fisher Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017

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